How to Reduce Knee Pain Without Surgery

July 14, 2014 6:41 PM

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How to Reduce Knee Pain Without Surgery

If you have ever heard a pop when you twisted your knee and then your knee swelled, chances are you ended up with surgical repair of a torn meniscus or ligament in the knee. There are some serious cut-and-dry cases when surgery is the only option. However, what if your knee is sore but there was no pop and no swelling, and it just hurts after walking or exercise?

First of all, you need to discover the cause of the pain. The start of any good diagnosis is a careful history and physical exam. If it's not improving, X-rays and especially a high-field, high-quality MRI add significantly to the accuracy of the diagnosis. (Pro athletes get MRIs for every ache and ...

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